Sun Butter Filter
- 32.5mm x 36mm x 1.2mm
- ND16 - made to give some motion blur
- Tempered glass
- Not foggy glass, high quality filter applied to one side of plain glass.
- as color neutral as could be found
- compatible with all GoPros and many other cameras as well
- No stick/glue
- You will need a camera case that is designed to hold an ND filter.
This first batch was made 1.2mm thick instead of the 1.9mm thick as was specified. The manufacturer did not tell us this before but after delivery said they are not sure they can get the same clarity if they made it thicker. We will look into this and batch two may or may not change. For now, the visual performance of this filter is top notch.
Put your GoPro on default settings. Just straight default. Use one of many TPU GoPro/ND cases (same as the TBS Jello Guard filters). These filters do not stick on and they work with any form factor GoPro as well as other cameras that you can find filter holding cases for. The GoPro has fantastic dynamic range and it takes care of the rest. Use this filter up until near sunset if you like for extra high motion blur. At high noon in a bright setting like snow or dessert, this will be an excellent jello filter and you will see very little to no motion blur. Everywhere else, it's awesome and the GoPro handles the lighting admirably. This filter also works on the RunCam and other HD cameras but they do not have the same light handling qualities as a GoPro so natrually it's not quite as good. If you are a professional or semi-professional or a prosumer, you already know what you're doing and this description is useless for you.
What is an ND filter and why does it cut out jello:
ND stands for Neutral Density and all it means is that it cuts out light. The reason why it works to get rid of jello is because the shutter of each frame captured by the camera is not closing in the middle of being vibrated on the quad. Instead, the vibration turns into imperceivable motion blur. This filter goes a little further than that however. The goal of this filter is to also provide actual motion blur from your stick inputs as well. When you fly low, it makes the ground look like it's rushing by and everything generally looks far smoother.
General filter form:
This filter has rounded corners and very slightly chambered edges. It is a plain sheet of tempered glass with the filter applied to one side. This is how many higher end filters are constructed and creates a much more even and color free effect than fogged glass. The glue from stick on filters is often the reason why they lack clarity. Also, the stick on filters are plastic which collects smudges and micro scratches much easier.
This is a GLASS product. It is NOT as strong as the glass on the GoPro and it WILL (probably) break because it is glass. Expect glass to break because it is glass. That's why they're cheap. Much effort was put into finding high quality filters that are cost effective enough to break. In rare occasions, glass filters may break in an odd way and could scratch the glass on your GoPro. This is just part of the list of dangers we accept in pursuit of nice video. The glass nature of this glass product cannot be overcome and gorilla glass like on your phone or the GoPro it self cannot be accessed by us in this sport because we would need to buy a quantity of maybe a million for them to begin to possibly consider it. As far as we know, there isn't a gorilla or otherwise durable glass knockoff company we can use. Many companies make a similar product, none of them care for small quantities